South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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South Carolina's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
James E. Clyburn Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent James Clyburn, dean of South Carolina's congressional delegation and the first black elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction, defeated Karen Smith in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014. Anthony Culler defeated Dr. Leon Winn, a preacher and first vice-chairman of the Sumter County Republican Party in Sumter, S.C., in the Republican primary. Clyburn and Culler will face Libertarian and retired U.S. Air Force Officer Kevin Umbaugh in the general election.[1] The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[2]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: South Carolina is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 4, 2014.[6]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is James Clyburn (D), who was first elected in 1992.

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District is located in the central and southern portions of the state and includes Richland, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Berkeley, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, Allendale, Hampton, Jasper, Colleton and Charleston counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Democratic primary

Incumbent James Clyburn defeated Karen Smith in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Clyburn 85.8% 28,649
Karen Smith 14.2% 4,737
Total Votes 33,386
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Republican primary

Anthony Culler defeated Dr. Leon Winn in the Republican primary.[1]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Culler 64.5% 7,313
Leon Winn 35.5% 4,027
Total Votes 11,340
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign contributions

James Clyburn

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clyburn's reports.[11]

James Clyburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$1,233,310.01$299,127.54$(362,040.61)$1,170,396.94
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$1,170,396.94$315,175.67$(274,116.43)$1,211,456.18
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$1,211,456.18$237,088.93$(317,729.06)$1,130,816.05
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$1,130,816$199,788$(155,518)$1,165,085
April Quarterly[16]April 14, 2014$1,165,085.41$196,022.73$(92,446.26)$1,268,661.88
Running totals
$1,247,202.87$(1,201,850.36)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James Clyburn won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clyburn Incumbent 93.6% 218,717
     Green Nammu Y Muhammad 5.5% 12,920
     N/A Write-In 0.8% 1,978
Total Votes 233,615
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, James E. Clyburn won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Pratt (R) and Nammu Y. Muhammad (G) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames E. Clyburn incumbent 62.9% 125,459
     Republican Jim Pratt 36.4% 72,661
     Green Nammu Y. Muhammad 0.7% 1,389
Total Votes 199,509

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  2. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. [http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:South_Carolina_August_2011_Redistricting_Map.jpg South Carolina Redistricting Map "MaM"
  8. The Times and Democrat, "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year", accessed August 28, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 SC Votes, "Candidate Search," accessed April 1, 2014
  10. Campaign website, "Leon Winn", accessed December 2, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Clyburn 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Clyburn Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  17. Politico, "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013